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developed countries,

n.pl the countries with an economic base built largely on manufacturing and technology rather than agriculture. Although the need for medical and dental care may not differ from undeveloped to developed countries, the effective demand does vary. They have the available health professionals, the economic base to support the purchase of health care, and an informed public.
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These will probably be trade sanctions including tariffs against exports from any developed country that fails to comply with the treaty.
Krueger does caution that developing countries will incur some costs under the Uruguay Round, especially with the protection of intellectual property rights, but they will pay this price if they can gain greater access to developed country markets.
5 percent of Least Developed Country imports to the EU entered at a zero tariff rate.